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Pressure mounts on Grealish over his ‘sponger’ criticisms of Africans

l Irish Refugee Council seeks meeting with Galway West TD in wake of controversial remarks

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

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Michael Brennan

Political Editor

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15th September, 2019
Noel Grealish: the independent TD has come under fire for claiming that African asylum-seekers are in Ireland ‘to sponge off us’Rollingnews

The Irish Refugee Council is to seek a meeting with independent TD Noel Grealish after he claimed that African asylum-seekers are economic migrants who come to Ireland to “sponge off us”.

Chief executive of the NGO Nick Henderson said he wanted to explain to the Galway West TD that asylum was open to anyone facing prosecution on grounds of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or being members of a particular social group such...

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